The Basic Tower Climber and Rescue course introduces techniques and equipment to allow people access to all areas of communications masts and towers, this includes work on open steelwork. Training covers the key characteristics and limitations of personal fall protection equipment (PFPE), how to climb fixed ladders using a range of fixed fall arrest systems and how to climb open steelwork using lanyards and fall ropes. The course will also equip students with the skills required to undertake the rescue of an injured workmate stranded on a mast or tower. Regarding rescue, the training covers the limitations and use of dedicated abseil rescue equipment commonly found in the telecommunications industry. The course can be tailored to your specific rescue/abseil descent equipment.
Course ID: TC9
Ratio: 6 students to 1 instructor
Duration: 3 days
Delegates shall be of 18 years of age or over, be physically fit and have a head for heights. A self-declaration of fitness and completion of all aspects of the training is required.
This course is generally aimed at people new to the telecommunications industry who wish to work on a masts or towers.
The successful delegate will receive a certificate valid for 1 year, after which a refresher training will be necessary. 3M will notify you when your certificate is due for renewal.
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